Arts

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ACSU holds Head-wrap Wrap

By Seth Taylor taylorse@grinnell.edu Grinnell hosts a wide array of multicultural groups on campus, representing people and practices from every corner of the world. One such group is the African Caribbean Student Union (ACSU), and on Wednesday, ACSU hosted the Head-wrap Wrap. The Head-wrap Wrap was an event designed to educate those in attendance about…

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Writers @ Grinnell: Lynn Powell

Lynn Powell, a renowned poet, professor of creative writing at Oberlin College and recipient of the 2017 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry for her book “Season of Second Thought” led Writers @ Grinnell round table this Thursday. The S&B’s Amanda Weber sat down with Powell to discuss religion in poetry and delving into nonfiction writing….

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Fall 2017 Biannual Show

By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu Queer People of Color (QPOC) held their biannual Drag Show last Saturday, Nov. 11, complete with gender subversion, talented performers and Pussycat Dolls songs. One of the most beloved Grinnell traditions, Drag Show features gender-subverting performances in front of students and staff, while raising money for charity. This year, proceeds will…

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Young, Gifted, and Black Gospel Choir celebrates 45th anniversary

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu As a part of the Alumni Multicultural Reunion weekend, the Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir (YGB) celebrated their 45th anniversary with a concert in Sebring-Lewis Hall. Although some posters branded the event as YGB’s 50th anniversary, the concert was actually the group’s 45th anniversary. Founded in 1967, the group did…

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Rashmi Varma discusses capitalism and cultrue

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu Last Tuesday Nov. 7, Rashmi Varma, an associate professor of English at the University of Warwick in England, delivered a Faulconer Gallery talk on how the art of indigenous communities can land in private collections. This topic provided a lens into postcolonialism, aesthetic challenges and culture. Her presentation is a part…

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The Overcoats on music and friendship

On tour with their debut album “YOUNG,” The Overcoats embrace vulnerability through minimalist melody and honest songwriting. On Nov. 16 they’ll be performing in Gardner lounge. The S&B’s Ania Chamberlin and Naomi Worob interviewed members Hana Eilon and JJ Mitchell to discuss friendship, inspiration and the creative process. Ania Chamberlin: What kind of music did…

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Divest Day of Action creates art as resistance

By Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu Grinnell Student Resistance held a Divest Day of Action on Monday, Nov. 6, which inspired conversation about the controversial issue of divestment on campus through a variety of venues — from rallies to talks in the D-Hall to, quite notably, art. Divest Art took place in the Spencer Grill, and transformed…

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Infinite Coincidence continuously collects laughs through long-form improv

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu Few people at Grinnell College perform oddball characters and hilarious, unexpected moments better than Infinite Coincidence, a long-form improvisation group that crafts approximately 45 minute scenes in real time. Infinite Coincidence is a five member group this semester. They practice twice a week and recently finished the first of their three…